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's not good if a campaign manager uses the metaphor to describe the experience of running his own campaign. >>> and any sequel needs a good title. we have another one for sharknado. this is "way too early." >>> good morning, everything, brian shackman here, friday august 9, also this morning, a hockey general manager trades his own son. and since we love political implosions, we have one out of australia a little bit later on the cooler. >>> and another embassy shut down, this one in pakistan, in the country's largest city. right now only emergency personnel remain there. u.s. citizens are being warned to delay any nonessential travel. this terror threat we're told is separate from the one that has kept 19 u.s. diplomatic installations shuttered throughout the entire week. meanwhile, there are new details on the evolution of al qaeda's organization. u.s. officials say that al qaeda ayman al zawahri gave his -- proposed by a regional leader based in yemen. it suggests more of a bottom up approach rather than leaders ordering a 9/11 style attack. >>> also the u.s. has upped it's u.s. drone s
with pakistan and america's uneasy ally calling for an end to drone strikes on its soil. pakistan and the u.s. are opening the dialogue. this relationship has been strainve t u.s. drone program and what the u.s. believes is pakistan's half hearted approaching to cracking down in their borders. secretary of state john kerry is suggesting the program could be winding down adding most of the threat has been eliminated. kerry also said that he believes president obama has a real time line for ending the striem. remarks the state department walked back. u.s. drone strikes killed 8 suspected militants in pakistan. >>> we know it's been a while since we've seen edward snowden. we've gotten a picture of edward snowden. he's a legal resident of russia. he's been granted temporary asylum by moscow. that will allow him to remain in that country for at least a year. yesterday snowden was seen leaving the moscow airport where he was stranded for more than a month. the website wikileaks says he remains with legal advisor sarah harrison and is currently in a secure, confidential location. the u.s. is demand
of the apocalypse. twerking makes it into the oxford englishdictionary. history, please be kind to us. this is "way too early." >>> a low barred for the oed. maybe they're trying to be a little more hip. good morning, everybody. i'm brian schactman. wednesday, august 28th. a new name with a major upset. and in the cooler, two separate stories both involving world leaders and paintings. all i have to say is putin and bush. it'll become clear a little bit later in the cooler. >>> we really need to begin with syria. senior u.s. officials say airstrikes against the assad regime could begin as soon as tomorrow. leaders from both england and france reportedly are also considering joining the u.s. in a joint military action. however, attempts by the white house to build a broad coalition seem unlikely as several leaders of arab countries as well as the arab league have declined to back military strikes. but for members of the obama administration, there's no doubt the so-called red line has been crossed. >> the options that we are considering are not about regime change, they are about responding to a cle
post" has obtained new details about what it describes as a black budget for the u.s. spy agency. here is a list of some of their revelations. the u.s. has spent more than half a trillion dollars on the national intelligence program following the 9/11 attacks and that inluds 16 spy agencies. for the 2013 fiscal year, $52 billion was all located. the agency is investing in surveillance against key targets of russia, china, cuba and israel. now "the washington post" reported it's withholding some information after talking with u.s. officials who expressed their concerns about risk to intelligence source and their methods. >>> marijuana smoker can breathe a deep sigh of relief as the justice department decides not to challenge laws that legalize the controversial drug. this decision clarifying how the federal government will respond to some of the new laws in states like washington and colorado that make illegal to smoke marijuana for medicinal or recreational purpose. they will focus on different areas of enforcement including selling marijuana to minors and stopping the growth of the dr
in on the a-rod saga and anthony weiner allies. first, the u.s. is restarting dialogue with pakistan. secretary of state john kerry is in islam babad. some pakistani officials want to end drone strikes all together. >>> now the latest on the nsa and its surveillance programs. glenn greenwald dropped another revelation on the nsa ability to spy on millions of people. according to a reporter, the agency uses a program called x keyscore which gives analysts access to megadata. the nsa claims this program is its widest reaching television system. the program collects activity. e-mails, browser history can be searched by name, or keyword. this is critical for protecting america. internal documents say 300 terrorists were captured using information from x-keyscore. greenwald spoke about the program last night on msnbc. >> there's no oversight on these analysts, they click the clickdown menu. we think he's foreign, we think he works for a foreign government. they're often running with extremely evasive surveillance. >> meanwhile. both sides are questioning the nsa programs. patrick leahy le
news cannot verify the witness accounts and the u.s. and united nations have not confirmed the use of chemical weapons in syria yesterday. russian officials are accusing rebels of staging the attack as a, quote, pre-planned provocation, end quote. however, the loss of life was significant by any measure. the white house said it was deeply concerned over the reports coming out of syria and called for an urgent investigation into yesterday's alleged chemical attack. senator john mccain criticizing the lack of action on twitter writing no consequence for as sad oig using chemical weapons and crossing red line. we shouldn't be surprised he's using them again. we go to egypt where the man who ruled the country for 30 years will be released from prison and allowed to live under house arrest. hosni mubarak could be out of jail as soon as today after the court ruled the former president could no longer be held behind bars. hugh bear rick held the last 17 month misprison and court's decision was the last of three cases against him. he was already cleared on two other cases including charges
you i feel absolutely fine. i want to start the day with news that the 19 u.s. embassies will remain shuttered through next saturday. top u.s. lawmakers and intelligence officials are warning that the terrorist chatter is out there, as you just heard, reminiscent of the days before 9/11. strong talk. embassies spread across the middle east and africa closed over the weekend with fears of one large attack or a series of coordinated ones on u.s. diplomatic installations. security officials say the threat originates from al qaeda based in yemen. al qaeda and the groups have shown a resurgent element from iraq to northern africa. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle defended the closures. >> i'm a republican, but i'm saying the administration -- i've had problems with tad registration on different issues. what they are doing now is what has to be done. they would be derelict if they did not. we can't characterize them for doing too little in benghazi and now criticize them for doing too much. as far as this worldwide alert, it's absolutely warranted. >> senator saxby chambliss says criti
in the west. bill karins will join us and update the conditions. turning to the latest in egypt, the daily beast is reporting the white house has secretly suspended military and economic aid to egypt, a sign the administration at least internally is treating the government takeover oas a coup. u.s. officials say the review is ongoing, but it should be pointed out that saudi arabia has said it will fill the void of any foreign aid that is cut. meanwhile a new survey by the pew research center finds 51% of americans think the u.s. should cut aid to egypt to put pressure on their government. however 26% say the u.s. should continue providing military support. the same survey found half of all americans believe president obama has not been tough enough in his response to this particular crisis. despite the violence, americans still believe the egyptian military is in the best position to provide the leadership to the troubled state. it's a messy situation. for more, let's go live to cairo. good morning, yousef. >> reporter: more uncertainty after the latest developments starting off with the a
. president assad using pretty loaded metaphor as it warns the united states. >>> in sports, tiger woods playing hurt. he just went down. we'll fill you in on what happened with the rest of the tournament he was playing in new jersey. we start out west where it's been a summer of absolutely brutal fires across several states. the latest bearing down on one of the country's most cherished landmarks, yosemite national park. fueled by high winds, the california rim fire has burned an area the size of chicago, destroyed 11 homes but threatens 4,500 more. as of this morning it is only 7% contained. hot shot fire crews are vowing to protect yosemite no matter what it takes. >> a lot of smoke, a lot of smoke, like gagging smoke. but the guys are doing a good job. >> we're getting really swirling, terrible fire conditions which makes it very difficult for us to get in close and do a direct attack. >> also threatened in yosemite, well-known groves of giant sequoia trees. bill karins will have more on the conditions coming up. >>> now to syria where the government has agreed to allow u.n. inspecto
explained saying based on his use and possession of numerous forms of performance-enhancing drug including testosterone over the course of multiple years. the league also added a-rod, quote, covered up his violations of the program by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the office of the commissioners investigation. a-rod has never actually failed an mlb drug test but admitted to using performance-enhancing drug from 2001 to 2003 before playering were tested. if his appeal fails, he's still owed $61 million on his contract when he comes back in 2015. by the way, the yankees and a-rod return to the bronx on friday. ticket sales already popping 10%. >>> one of most iconic publications in the history of journalist the "washington post" has a new owner. jeff bezos, the man who founded amazon.com, will take the reigns maying paying $250 million for it. the chairman said no one should be sad except for him. >> we knew we could keep "the post" alive. but our aspirations for the post have been higher than that. so we went to see if we could find a buyer who would do
-in that was supporting former president mohamed morsi who was removed from power last month. ayman joins us from cairo. what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning, brian. the operations as we understand it is still ongoing. it became after 6:30 a.m. here in the capital of cairo. one of those has been completely cleared out and now completely under the control of egyptian police and the military. the other one is still ongoing and that seems to be the area where the flash point continues. now, according to the ministry of health at least 13 people have been killed. but the muslim brotherhood and its supporters claim that the total is much higher, 150 people. but security here in the capital and across the country remains very tense. egyptian military units have been deployed around the capital of kcairo. clashes in the country are starting to trickle in. eyewitness accounts of the ousted president and police have been using live ammunition. some of the pictures coming out have been horrendous. some type of violence taking place. the operation is still ongoing for the next several hours. brian? >> twi
more somber and serious note this morning. the latest on syria. the top u.s. officials say chemical weapons were used and the president is considering a limited military strike on select targets inside that country. yesterday u.n. inspectors visited the site of the attack. although there are very low expectations, folks, for what their probe will actually uncover, secretary of state john kerry says there is little doubt as to what happened there. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any code of morality. let me be clear, the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. the reported number of victims, the reported symptoms of those who were killed or injured, the firsthand accounts from humanitarian organizations, these all strongly indicate that everything these images are already screaming at us is real. , that chemical weapons were used in syria. >> the question now is what comes next. at least two destroyers and a submarine armed with crui
ordered the intelligence community to determine whether chemical weapons were used in that region. others have come out very kargically saying chemical weapons were used including israel and turkey. the united states nations has inspectors on the ground trying to get to the scene of that attack to determine if they were used and if so by who. over the course of the last several hours and several days rather, the evidence has come out suggesting that it was the regime at least according to activists but both the syrian governments are saying it was not the syrian regime. in fact at the united nations nations countries like russia and china have so far suggested there should be no rush to judgment who used these weapons. in fact, the russian government has hinted at the possibility that it was the syrian rebels themselves who used the chemical weapons so certainly a complex situation and whether or not it actually is determined that chemical weapons have been used it is going to be very detrimental not only to the syrian people who reached another grim milestone, the united nations committe
that won the election for president obama, actually. white house press secretary jay carney says the u.s. will continue to work with russia on a number of issues. president obama still plans to attend the group of 20 summit in st. petersburg next month. >>> in yemen, more drone strikes this morning as it's still unclear what sort of attack al qaeda is noting there. the government is sending mixed signals about whether the terror group was planning to hit major oil terminal as the spokesman first claimed. still, there's no doubt that country is a hot bed for violent extremists. the american embassy closed in several locations because of the plot. president obama told troops at camp pendleton that the u.s. does not retreat from the world and does not get terrorized. >> because of you, osama bin laden is no more. because of you, al qaeda's top ranks have been hammered. even as we decimated the al qaeda leadership that attacked us on 9/11, al qaeda affiliates and like minded extremists still threaten our homeland. still threaten our diplomatic facilities. still threaten our businesses abroad
a decision that these things were behind us, and we made a calculated gamble on the question of whether or not citizens would be more interested in their personal -- their family's future than in my personal failings that are behind me, and she's gotten roughed up and it's been completely unfair in my view. >> buzzfeed's ben smith did the interview. he'll be on "morning joe" a little later. the one takeaway might have been, guys, the assumption that weiner made about hillary and her campaign. that just assuming that she's running for president, which was very interesting to a lot of viewers, including ben smith who sat right in front of him. >>> also, police investigating a deadly incident overnight in atlanta where a fan at a braves game plummeted some 65 feet from a stadium balcony. the braves were hosting the philadelphia phillies. the man fell from the upper deck to a parking lot shortly after the game began following a rain delay. so far police believe the death is accidental. >>> one of the most well known mobsters of his era will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. a jur
weapons -- or chemical weapons of that sort. we do not believe that given the delivery systems, using rockets that the opposition could have carried out these attacks. we have concluded that the syrian government, in fact, carried these out. and if that's so, then there need to be international consequences. >> the president also expresses concerns over chemical weapons being used against us here in the united states. >> their control over chemical weapons may erode where they're given to known terrorist organizations that in the past have targeted the united states. then there is a prospect, a possibility in which chemical weapons that can have devastating effects could be directed at us. and we want to make sure that that does not happen. >> president obama insisted that no final decision has been made on a military strike against syria. at the fort hood trial, a military jury sentenced nidal hassan to death for murdering 13 unarmed soldiers at the fort hood military base. the sentence was handed down by a panel of senior military officers after less than two hours of deliberations.
the international backlash against the military. the u.s. has canceled planned war games with egypt. president obamaham very harsh words for the new government. >> the united states strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by egypt's interim government and security forces. we is deplore violence against civilians. while we want to sustain our 0 relationship with egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. >>> nbc news foreign correspondent ayman mohyeldin joins us from cairo. it was the deadliest day for egypt since the overthrow of mubarak in 2011. what, if anything, is helping to defuse is the situation especially now since we've had almost 24 hours since the president's words? >> thomas, the short answer is nobody really knows. it is difficult to get anybody to the negotiating table or at least to get them to talk to each other, not about nel national reconciliation but just to try to get the violence to subside. right now, there is a lot of angers on the streets among the supporters of
fors have been killed and 4,000 injured. ayman mohyeldin joins us. >> reporter: good morning. yesterday's operations the scope of which are still been felt, according to some eyewitnesses at some of the mosques near where the clearing operations unfolded there are still about 200 bodies that are unaccounted for or unidentified. that death toll you were talking about still expected to rise in the coming hour. the scope of the operations lasted for about 11 hours and it really has thrown a major upheaval across the country. already the muslim brotherhood is striking a tone of defiance, saying they will not cower to the egyptian military and more importantly they are calling for protests to resume today. as we were mentioning the curfew that was imposed late last night has been lifted and one of the major points of the country now being declared in a state of emergency and emergency law being effectively put back in place is that protests are banned, which means that if these marches are expected to take place today you can expect perhaps a very strong-handed or even stronger one than we s
, gas prices go up for us. this is an absolute disaster in the making. >> suez in jeopardy, gas prices. is that a realistic possibility in this situation? >> reporter: well, there's no doubt that egypt is cornerstone of stability in the middle east. all of those things that senator li lindsey graham mentioned, could play out. the increasing lawless nns the northern part of sinai, these rising mill about the attacks are becoming more and more brazen and more and more deadly. that's giving egyptian officials major concern. if it spreads out to other parts of egypt it could threaten the stability of this country and the rest of this region. >>> all right, here at home, conditions out west are perfect for wildfires and that's not perfect at all when you think about what's going on there. 44 burning. none worst than the beaver creek fire. the first fires laid out 10,000 homes are in jeopardy and more than 1,000 firefighters are trying to get things under control as the flames threaten some tourist towns prompting widespread evacuations and bringing business to a halt. they're facing a trife
programs. the agency has the ability to monitor up to 75% of all u.s. internet traffic. i mean, that is just incredible. 75% of my traffic to steal a joke from one of our producers is a lot. imagine that from the entire country. it can retain written content in e-mails and filtering domestic phone calls made over the web. meanwhile nbc news reports the nsa still doesn't know exactly how much information edward snowden took from the agency saying officials are, quote, overwhelmed while trying to assess the damage. snowden's leaks have also raised a question of how the media investigates and reports on the intelligence community. the guardian's glenn greenwald spoke about that last night. >> all the best reporting over the last 40 years involves journalists having classified information. the pentagon papers, illegal warrantless eavesdropping program. if you want to start criminalizing that, it means you're asking as a citizen to be kept ignorant and to allow people in power to conceal what they're coming behind a wall of secrecy and to have no accountability or transparency. jour
tv. also, we know more about the terrorist threat that shut down u.s. embassies. >>> and peyton manning and eli rapping. it might not be blank in a box but it's pretty funny. like we do at "way too early," we're going to show you the beth athlete ads of all sim. >> we also have that conversation between atlanta braves and waffle house. we'll tell you why later. and perhaps the best of all the rap mashups yet. we'll have that. we begin with president obama sitting down with jay leno. despite some joking, the president addressing a number of issues from the economy and health care to foreign policy and even touched on the nsa's controversial intelligence gathering. >> a lot of these programs were put in place before i came in. i had some skepticism. i think there's -- we should have a healthy skepticism about what government is doing. we don't have a domestic spying program. what we do have are some mechanisms where we can track a phone number or an e-mail address that we know is connected to some sort of terrorist threat. none of the revelations shows the government abused these
, nonviolent offenders, to face what he calls compelling circumstances. >>> here's your stat of the day. the u.s. with just 5% of the world's population has 25% of the world's inmates. >>> overseas, 18 u.s. diplomatic posts are again open for business today. following a wide-reaching terror threat. only the embassy in yemen remains closed and on terror watch. the country is increasingly the center of al qaeda activity. american forces have responded by increasing drone strikes in the country. since july 28th, there's been at least nine strikes consider carried out by the united states in yemen. however, it's unclear how effective the attacks have been. >>> president obama is challenging the status quo of the national security agency. looking to change the way the agency operates its surveillance programs. the president is proposing to revise section 215 of the patriot act, which explains how nsa can collect telephone data. they want to introduce a civil liberties and privacy advocate to the process, declassify more nsa and fisa court documents and appoint a new group of outside experts to review
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